By  on April 15, 2019

PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. — Rocky Barnes’ mom used to sell surf collectables at the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena and the model-blogger, as a teen, used to roll her eyes at the down time spent there. Little did she know that would largely become a key part of her personal style and what fueled the inspiration for a new collection due out next month in collaboration with Express.

“I feel really, really proud of how it came together,” Barnes said Saturday in Palm Springs as she awaited taking the stage to speak at the Create & Cultivate Desert Pop-up conference. “Obviously, I’m not a designer, but I feel like the Express team really helped me mold everything together. I know there’s a million influencer capsules going on right now, but I feel like this one is really just distinctly me. I’m not scared of color. I’m not scared of patterns. It’s stuff you can mix and match. There’s not one set outfit.”

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